Only Positive, Positive, Positive

The universe needs balance!

Web logs have a tendency to negative at times. That is why this section will only be all about positive comments.
Promote anything positive, commend a citizen, business, city staff, or God forbid even a politician!

Positive comments can be posted directly, called in at
(720) 221-7352, emailed to:
dustin.mcintyre@yahoo.com

Or just tell us in person.

36 comments:

Anonymous said...

Commerce City has some of the nicest people I have ever meet and the nicest neighbors too.

Blackhawk Derby Subdivision 80022

Anonymous said...

I want to tell the WHOLE council good job!

You are moving us in the right, positive direction, yes it has been bumpy at times, but you are doing the right things.

Recycling, Annexation, Derby. We are moving forward, keep up the good work!

Anonymous said...

The New Economic Director Brittney Morris is very well spoken and is going to make a excellent “face” for Commerce City. Can’t wait for her to go to the convention in Las Vegas.

ccSpeaks, resident

Sent via email: dustin.mcintyre@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Thank you Gateway for promoting a positive start for the new year!!
Attitude can make a difference to us all!!

Anonymous said...

I want to thank the gatewaynews for introducing me to the internet police scanner you have via your website. I use it all the time.

T. Dalton, Commerce City

Anonymous said...

Thanks Tim,

But I can’t take the credit, it was actually resident Mike Griffin who introduced it to me. I too use it all the time. The codes can be found on the Scan Colorado website so you get an idea of what they are talking about. Works well via cell phones too.

Dustin

Anonymous said...

The CARZ Club of Commerce City has helped numerous citizen with yard clean ups and putting on events such as the Derby Winter Festival and Derby Daze just to name a couple.

Core Comments

Anonymous said...

From Dustin:

To add to that last post I would like to thank the CARZ club for having the last water district forum and letting me video it for the gatewaynews website.

Anonymous said...

Mayor voted to vice chair of E-470 authority

COMMERCE CITY – Mayor Paul Natale was elected vice chair of the E-470 Public Highway Authority during the group’s meeting the week of Jan. 5. His one-year term as vice chair began Thursday, Jan. 8.

The E-470 authority oversees the planning, designing, financing, building and operations of the 47-mile tollway. The authority is made up of representatives from jurisdictions that border the highway, including Adams, Arapahoe, and Douglas counties and the cities of Aurora, Brighton, Commerce City, Thornton, and the Town of Parker.

Natale was nominated for the position by Adams County Commissioner Larry Pace. Natale succeeds Aurora Mayor Ed Tauer, who is now the authority’s chairman.

“I think it’s one more example that Commerce City is being seen as having a larger role in issues that affect the metropolitan area,” Natale said.

Natale previously served as an alternate to Commerce City Councilwoman Reba Drotar on the authority. “I became the representative on the authority when I became mayor,” he said.

“These are exciting and challenging economic times,” Natale added, “and it’s important that Commerce City has a say in the future development of E-470.”

E-470 runs east of the Denver metropolitan area from C-470 at I-25 in Douglas County, then north through Aurora, along the western edge of Denver International Airport, and then connects to I-25 just south of 160th Avenue.

Anonymous said...

Yea.......Back from the Holidays

By Sydney Johnson, 4th grade, Landmark Academy

Some kids will come back from vacation feeling sad. “Oh no, we’re going back to school.” But not me! I think school’s great. School is great because you see all your friends, talk to them about your vacation and all your presents.

Another reason why you should be glad and not glum is that you learn so many things about people and new facts at school. When you learn new facts you get more intelligent. Most people I know in the world love to be intelligent, including me!

If you like having good, trustworthy friends and want to be more intelligent then you may already be coming to Landmark Academy. Just like me! One of the things that I am especially good at is my multiplication tables.

If you want to be more intelligent and focus on virtues please come to Landmark Academy. It is a great place to learn.

Anonymous said...

Mayor voted to vice chair of E-470 authority.

Actually really good for Commerce City. Transportation is everything, second to only water.

This really is a positive thing!

Tim Dalton, Reunion

Anonymous said...

I want to give a very honest compliment to Commerce City Artist Iris Scadden. It is on one of her pieces. The one of a girl holding a violin. Every time I see it, I just stare at it. I really do love it.

ART LOVER and SUPPORTER

Anonymous said...

Community Leadership Academy had their ground breaking today. A tour of the new school was also given.

It really is a very spacious and beautiful building.

Video of what it looks like inside are available at www.gatewaynews.org after tonight.

Anonymous said...

Want to get your dollars worth! Try Gala Gardens chef salad, they are HUGE! Commerce City citizen told me about a this while having a meal with the great Music Makers Commerce City.

Anonymous said...

Rather large weeds are no longer at a location that has been a issue for a long, long, looooong time. The reason why, well that is thanks to some youth that cut them down.

Now thats a step in the right direction!

Anonymous said...

Thank you to Dustie McIntyre of Gateway Multimedia for allowing us to vitually attend Commerce City Council meetings on Monday nights. And for allowing all of us to virtually attend all the community events that he videotapes and puts on this website. This allows many citizens to really stay informed and feel like they are in the loop, sorry Qwest for using your slogan. But again thank you Dustie. Great job, keep up the good work. Maybe more from Brighton too if you can.

Dustin Mcintyre said...

A citizen had car troubles on 104th and had 4 different individuals pull over to help.

Also a positive reminder for everyone to slow down on 104th, speed limit is 45 mph.

Dustin McIntyre said...

Congrats to Jerry's ARZ Cardinals, going to the big show!

Sent via Email said...

LOST PUPPY THAT WAS POSTED ON WEB LOG AND PRINTED IN GATEWAY NEWS IS RETURNED HOME!

Thank you so much for place our lost beagle ad. By doing that we
have got our puppy back. He was at a home just 6 blocks away. i
really appreciate it. my kids are so happy that he is home.

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

Supporter of Obama said...

From Speech of President Obama:

"Today I say to you that the challenges we face are real. They are serious and they are many. They will not be met easily or in a short span of time. But know this, America — they will be met.

On this day, we gather because we have chosen hope over fear, unity of purpose over conflict and discord.

On this day, we come to proclaim an end to the petty grievances and false promises, the recriminations and worn out dogmas, that for far too long have strangled our politics.

We remain a young nation, but in the words of Scripture, the time has come to set aside childish things. The time has come to reaffirm our enduring spirit; to choose our better history; to carry forward that precious gift, that noble idea, passed on from generation to generation: the God-given promise that all are equal, all are free and all deserve a chance to pursue their full measure of happiness.

In reaffirming the greatness of our nation, we understand that greatness is never a given. It must be earned. Our journey has never been one of shortcuts or settling for less. It has not been the path for the faint-hearted — for those who prefer leisure over work, or seek only the pleasures of riches and fame. Rather, it has been the risk-takers, the doers, the makers of things — some celebrated but more often men and women obscure in their labor, who have carried us up the long, rugged path towards prosperity and freedom."

Commerce City Press Release said...

Saddle up for the Daddy-Daughter Dance – western style

COMMERCE CITY – Dust off your boots and don your finest duds for Commerce City’s annual Daddy-Daughter Sweetheart Dance, coming Feb. 6.

Saddle up with your little cowgirl and head on over for a night of boot-scootin’ fun that includes a dancing contest, games and a raffle. Pictures will also be available for purchase.

This year’s theme is western and all girls ages 4 to 18 and their dads are invited (uncles and grandfathers are welcome too). The dance is 6-9 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 6 at the Commerce City Recreation Center, 6060 E. Parkway Drive.

Buy your tickets early and save some buckaroos – tickets purchased by Feb. 4 are $10 for residents, $12 for nonresidents; after Feb. 4, ticket prices are $13 for residents, $15 for nonresidents.

To register, contact the Recreation Center at (303) 289-3789. For more information, call Jenna Sutheimer at (303) 289-3789.

FBL said...

“Respect is love in plain clothes.”

—Frankie Byrnes; former radio host in Ireland

Rangeview Library District said...

Rangeview Library District Sets Record for ‘Food for Fines’ Program

Branches Gather over 8,000 lbs. of Food from Community

DENVER–Jan. 28, 2009¬–During this year’s “Food for Fines” program, Rangeview Library District gathered 8,800 pounds of food for donation to the Adams County Food Distribution program, exceeding last year’s total by one ton. The dollar value for the donations equaled $11,500.

Library customers were encouraged to bring in non-perishable food items in exchange for payment of library fines. Donations were distributed to families throughout Adams County. “Not only did Rangeview break records with the amount of donations during this year’s program, but the non-perishable items donated by the community were excellent – nutritious and within their expiration dates,” says Adams County Food Distribution coordinator Lily Rhoades. “Because of this, the donations have immediate value to the families we serve.”

“This was an unprecedented outpouring in a time when not everyone had much extra to spare. It shows a sincere desire among Rangeview customers and the Adams County community to help friends and neighbors during these tough times,” says public services director Ronnie Storey-Ewoldt, Rangeview Library District. “Our dedicated frontline staff members were an integral part of this record-breaking contribution – congratulations to them all.”

For more information regarding the Food for Fines program, contact Communications Director Steve Hansen at 303-288-2001 or shansen@rangeviewld.org.

Anonymous said...

Gatewaynews.org!! You have a great new look!
It'sssss awesome!

Commerce City Press Release said...

Education assistance available through foundation

COMMERCE CITY – The city’s Quality Community Foundation is now accepting applications for its scholarship award.

Past recipients have used the scholarships to study nursing, civil engineering and other technical fields, and to pursue college degrees. This year’s award recipients will be announced at Commerce City’s Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 25.

All applicants must be residents of Commerce City and attend or be accepted to a Colorado college, university or vocational school. Applications must be postmarked no later than Tuesday, April 14.

Residents must be attending, or have plans to attend, a college, university or vocational school in Colorado. They also must have achieved and continue to maintain an acceptable grade-point average of 3.0 based on a 4.0 scale. Transcripts are required for each stage of the scholarship program.

Selected applicants will receive a scholarship of at least $1,000 per academic year for up to a total of $4,000 in four years. Applicants must provide proof of acceptance to a college, university or vocational school in Colorado and provide proof of class schedules and credits received at the beginning of each academic (semester) term.

Residents may pick up the requirements and an application at the Civic Center, 7887 E. 60th Ave. or download them from the city’s Web site at www.c3gov.com.

For more information about the Quality Community Foundation Scholarship Award, contact Leigh Ann Noell at (303) 289-3767.

D14 Press Release said...

College Goal Sunday brings college focus to Adams City High School in February

COMMERCE CITY (January 29, 2009): Parents and students can find out more about paying for college and even get some help preparing for college by attending College Goal Sunday at Adams City High School, February 8, from 2 to 4p.m. The third annual Colorado College Goal Sunday event will be held at 15 sites throughout the state.
This event is an opportunity for students and parents to have financial aid experts provide free help in filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), the cornerstone of the higher education financial aid application process. Students in the community who currently attend college or seniors in high school who will attend college next year should come to College Goal Sunday. In 2007, the first year College Goal Sunday was held in Colorado, 1,500 attendees at 10 sites throughout the state received help completing a FAFSA.
The FAFSA is a crucial first step for all college bound students who plan to pay for college with the help of grants, scholarships, work-study funds and/or student loans.
“College Goal Sunday is an important event for us,” says ACHS Principal Wesley Paxton, “because it is another way we support our students in fulfilling their dreams to attend college.” Paxton believes College Goal Sunday is a great way for students to get expert help in filling out forms and answering questions about college. “This event also shows the community that we want to help send students to college after they graduate from Adams City,” adds Paxton.

College Goal Sunday
Sunday, February 8, 2 to 4p.m.
Adams City High School Media Center, 4625 East 68th Avenue, Commerce City 80022

Students who plan to fill out the FAFSA at College Goal Sunday should bring their parent(s) or legal guardian and the following family information:
• 2008 federal tax records;
• Social Security number (can be found on Social Security card);
• Driver's license;
• 2008 W-2 Forms and other records of money earned;
• 2008 untaxed income records (Social Security, Temporary Assistance to Needy Families, welfare or veterans benefits records);
• 2008 bank statements;
• 2008 business and investment mortgage information; business and farm records;
• Your alien registration card, if you are not a U.S. citizen.
Adams City High School counselors will devote the week following College Goal Sunday to helping students plan for college. Throughout the week of February 9, College in Colorado, College Invest, Colorado State University, and Front Range Community College will visit the ACHS Counseling Center to help students with financial aid and scholarship applications. Seniors interested in taking advantage of these opportunities should contact Ms. Holtmann for detailed information.
For more information about College Goal Sunday and other college planning at ACHS, contact Senior Post-Graduate Counselor Shannon Holtmann at 303.853.7871.

Gateway News said...

PRAIRIE PLAYHOUSE PRESENTS SCHOOL HOUSE ROCK LIVE JR.

Come on out and enjoy the show and support our community’s young actors!

Spread the word, Brighton and Commerce City is now home to two theater groups, and both have shows on stage this month!

The critically acclaimed Platte Valley Players, celebrating their 5th year of productions, presents The Fantasticks, Feb 27-28, and March 6-7 (Fridays/Saturdays 7:30PM, with 2PM matinée on the 7th), all shows at Prairie View High School.

A brand new children's theater in Brighton, the Prairie Playhouse, presents its first stage musical School House Rock Live Jr., Feb 20-21 (Friday 7PM, Saturday 2PM and 7PM, all shows at Prairie View High School).

To celebrate the new children's theater, PVP is offering half price tickets for The Fantastiks when you bring your School House Rock ticket to the show! What a steal! If you get tickets for both, it's like seeing School House for free!!
**(Each ticket stub good for only 1 half price ticket)

Want more details?? Read on!!

The Fantasticks (PG*) - This classic musical is the longest running in history! Directed and choreographed by Shauna Dunlap, this romantic/family comedy will get you singing, laughing, and appreciating the love in your life. You'll recognize "Try To Remember the Days of September," and will end up singing along to an incredible score written by Harvey Schmidt and great lyrics by Tom Jones. Tickets are only $10 for adults, $5 for students and seniors (**buy a School House Rock ticket and get this ticket half price!). Visit www.plattevalleyplayers.org for pictures and more info. Reserve tickets at tix@plattevalleyplayers.org, or purchase from Beattie's Pharmacy in Brighton, Brighton Animal Clinic, or from any PVP member.

School House Rock (G*) - Also a Broadway hit, adapted with a modern twist! This 37 person cast of 7-13 year olds will wow you with their vocals, high energy, and fun choreography to all your School House favorites like "Conjunction Junction," and "I'm Just a Bill." Tickets are only $5 for all ages! Don't miss this debut of Brighton's new children's theater. Prairie Playhouse has been featured in The Brighton Blade, YourHub, The Gateway, Local Color Magazine, and The Brighton Buzz!

For pictures and more info, visit www.prairieplayhouse.com.

Reserve tickets at tix@prairieplayhouse.com, or from any cast member.

*Ratings are based on director's opinion. Email us for more info on age appropriateness, director@prairieplayhouse.com.

Please join us in supporting local art! If you are interested in being more actively involved, visit the theaters' websites for more info on becoming a board member, theater sponsor, to get on our audition lists, or come work backstage on a show with us! These two groups perform for YOU!!

Platte Valley Players www.plattevalleyplayers.org
Prairie Playhouse www.prairieplayhouse.com

Both of these theater companies will make a permanent home in Brighton's newly renovated Armory downtown.

For more information:
http://heartofbrighton.org/
or see:
http://www.denverpost.com/thornton/ci_8187782
http://www.city-data.com/picfilesc/picc1032.php

Lisa Gjellum said...

Landmark Academy Awards
By Lisa Gjellum

At the end of each quarter, recognition is given to those students in grade 3-6 who have achieved excellence in core curriculum, special areas, and moral focus. To celebrate student success an awards assembly is held quarterly. Students are given awards based on individual accomplishments during the previous quarter.

Landmark Academy is a college preparatory school with a rigorous academic curriculum and high social expectations. Landmark Academy is committed to seeing that every child is challenged to achieve to the best of his/ her ability. Given that Landmark is a college prep school its awards are based on the college approach to honors. During the awards ceremonies students’ awards are given following that same model.

In only our school’s second year, five students received the distinguished Summa Cum Laude Award for a perfect 4.0 GPA. The Summa Cum Laude Award is given to students with Highest Honors. Our third grade Summa Cum Laude Award winner, Alex Borrego; said he earned his award by turning in all of his assignments on time. He also did his homework every day even when he wanted to play. Alex tries his best so he can get good grades and get into a good college. Alex would like to thank his teacher, Mrs. Brubaker, for helping achieve this award. Another award winner Noah Leavitt 6th grade, believed he got the Summa Cum Laude Award by following the ten virtues at Landmark and working hard. He pays attention in class and thinks of Landmark’s creed each minute of the day. Carter Nordhus 5th grade, achieved his award by listening and doing well on his tests. He did not mess around, never had missing work, and always turned in his homework. Carter thought that this award was very hard to achieve. Two of our Summa Cum Laude Award winners were in 4th grade, Levi Leavitt and Maya Williams. Levi told Landmark that to get a 4.0 he had to persevere and turn in his homework every day. His stated that his parent’s deserve a big part in the award and they helped him get to school every day. He wants students to know that they must listen to their teacher always. Maya said it was very hard to get the award; she made sure her homework was in each day. She did her best on everything. When she was absent she would do the make-up work right away and turn it in. Congratulations to all five students on this great honor and sharing how it was achieved.
The students with an A/B average receive the Magna Cum Laude Award (High Honors). Also, students with a high B average receive the Cum Laude Award (With Praise). In order for students to receive these awards the report card must not only have A’s and B’s averaged but be free of any grade lower than a B. These requirements are not only for academics but include the Moral Focus grades earned.

Here at Landmark, we are so very proud of our students and the many success stories we have. Not only were there five Summa Cum Laude Awards given, Landmark gave over 150 awards to our Magna and Cum Laude students.

Trash Treasure Hunt said...

COLORADO STATEWIDE “TRASH TREASURE HUNT”

In 1966 the little town of Elizabeth, CO, population 350, started a Statewide cleanup. Colorado received the top national award from Keep America Beautiful for this effort.

It is time to do it again.
This time it is Southeast Colorado with an office in La Junta, CO population 7,350 that is asking you to join us in cleaning up our beautiful state.

April 25th 2009,(Unless it snows in your territory, in which case, try the 4th of July.)

Each City, Town or Community will operate independently but can obtain information, speakers, and moral support, from the Trash Treasure Hunt Office.

Concept: Clean up the trash and litter from our streets/highways/byways, and help educate the public about keeping Colorado beautiful.

“Trash Treasure” is vouchers for merchandise from local businesses and merchants for such things as: a six pack of pop, $5 worth of gas, free dinner, free movie, sports & concert tickets, free massage, free haircut, $10 towards gift of your choice, and usually a couple of special vouchers. These vouchers are hidden the night before the cleanup by the local committee. (The vouchers are attached to trash already out there.)

Appoint a committee. (Include at least two students) Start immediately as schools like to generate plans, posters, and games around the project. All civic organizations like to talk over who is going to bring a pickup, supply drinks, create safety zones for workers, determine locations for trash disposal, locate the bags, and decide if you want t-shirts or vests for the workers. A good contact with the local radio and newspaper is vital.

It is more fun, and safer, if the volunteers are in groups – Schools, Rotary, Lions, Elks, Boy Scouts, 4H, FFA, Chambers, PEO, Churches, Veterans, Athletic groups, etc.

The committee is also the central record keepers so you know who is working & where, what they need, and also so that you don’t put vouchers where there will be no cleanup. You need a follow up to record how many worked and how many bags, loads or tons of trash they picked up. Take lots of photos. This is info we would appreciate having communicated back to us. The more media coverage the better. We want Colorado to win first place in the national Keep America Beautiful program.
Please join us – “Trash Treasure Hunt” – Please join us
719-469-4300 - bbabb1120@msn.com - FAX 719-383-0171

This program is being implemented by High School students in La Junta, Colorado.

Adams County Press Release said...

Adams County Fair Royalty Contest

Adams County is seeking applicants for the 2009 Adams County Fair Lady in Waiting. Interested individuals can obtain an information packet at the Parks & Community Resources Department located at 9755 Henderson Road in Brighton. Applications are due on Monday, March 2, 2009 by 4:30 p.m.

“This past year has been filled with many amazing memories,” said the 2008 Adams County Fair queen, Sadie Sayler. “Serving as the fair queen has taught me many great skills that I will use in my life. It is an unbelievable experience and I encourage any girl who wants to challenge herself and have a great time to participate in the contest.”

A mandatory Royalty Clinic will be held on Sunday, Feb. 15, 2009 at 9 a.m. at the Adams County Regional Park inside the Dome. The Royalty Contest will take place on Saturday, March 14, 2009 at the same location.

For additional information, contact Mary Willis, co-fair manager, at 303.637.8002.

Boys & Girls Clubs of America said...

Who: Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver and Smucker’s Stars on Ice

What: Boys & Girls Club members from the Commerce City Branch (including winners of the Smucker’s “BE GREAT. READ!” contest) meet Olympic, World, and National Champion skaters who inspire them to be great (see attached press release for additional details on the “BE GREAT. READ!” contest).

When: Thursday, February 12, 2009

4:50 pm – Boys & Girls Club members arrive at Pepsi Center

5:00 - 5:45 pm – Club members attend skating warm ups, meet and greet with skaters

7:00 - 9:30 pm – Club members watch Stars on Ice Show and are recognized during the performance

Where: Denver Pepsi Center

Why: Since 2003, The J.M. Smucker Company has been supporting literacy programs at Boys & Girls Clubs across the United States . Thanks to a donation of classic children’s books from The J.M. Smucker Company, Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver (BGCMD) will be able to encourage the joy of reading and learning among school-aged youth.

Boys & Girls Clubs of America is the official charity of Smucker’s Stars on Ice figure skating tour, where a portion of the ticket proceeds are donated to the organization. As “BE GREAT. READ!” contest winners, Roxana Bustos (12) and Felix Marrufo (11) will meet the Smucker’s® Stars on Ice® cast members and be recognized during the show. By participating in the contest, Roxana, Felix (both members of the Commerce City Branch and students at Kearney Middle School ) and their fellow Club members received backpacks full of books and fun prizes from The J.M. Smucker Company.

Ed Casso Press Release said...

Representative Casso welcomes ACHS Leaders Challenge Students to the state capitol

Denver, CO- 02/11/09- State Representative Ed Casso welcomed and had a forum with a group of ACHS students and their counselors at the Colorado state capitol this past Wednesday. Adams City High School students Amelia Duran, Elizabeth Bueno, Michelle Walston, Yvette McMullin, Jonathan Robles, and Estevan Olivas are part of a student group known as Leaders Challenge. They were at the capitol to learn more about Colorado’s legislative process and to develop their own leadership skill set. They were joined by their school counselors Gary Hobbs, Deb LaPenna, and the curriculum director of Leaders Challenge George Brown.

Representative Casso met with the students, discussed what a day in the life of a lawmaker looks like, and answered student questions. “It absolutely made my day to have my constituents at the capitol. It was a wonderful experience, and I hope they learned a great deal about the process that they can take with them.” Casso noted.

Leader’s Challenge is a Colorado, USA, based nonprofit organization that provides leadership training to high potential students through experiential education programs. Their mission is to create civic and service minded youth by developing leadership skills, inspiring purpose, and developing engagement in their communities.
Leader's Challenge operates three programs, serving around 750 high school students annually.

Core Comments said...

The CARZ Club (Citizens Alliance for Reasonable Zoning) meets the 3rd Tuesday of every month at Rose Hill Grange Hall 4001 East 68th Avenue. The next meeting will be on March 17th. Meetings begin at 6:00 p.m.

Royal Gorge Railroad Press Release said...

Royal Gorge Route Railroad Kicks off Eleventh Season

Scenic railroad offers weekend departures in coach and vista dome class

CANON CITY, Colorado – The Royal Gorge Route Railroad has reopened with weekend departures through May 17th at: 12:30 PM with special dinner and murder mystery trains available on select Saturday evenings at: 6:30 PM. Daily train service begins Memorial Day weekend, May 23rd with up to 4 departures daily.
Considered to be one of the nation’s most scenic railroads, the Royal Gorge Route offers an intimate way to experience the spectacular Royal Gorge. The train features six classes of service ranging from coach and vista dome, to wine tastings, lunch, dinner, and murder mystery trains. The train travels alongside the Arkansas River through the scenic Royal Gorge more than 1,000 feet beneath the canyon’s rim, covering a distance of 24-miles on a two-hour round trip train ride.

The first train to traverse the Royal Gorge was on May 7, 1879, making it Colorado’s oldest scenic railroad. Guests of the railroad experience the elegance and nostalgia of a classic 1950s-style train featuring classic glass-topped dome cars, luxurious dining cars, and classic coaches while viewing the breathtaking scenery of the Royal Gorge by rail. Reservations can be made by calling the historic Royal Gorge Route Railroad at 719.276.4000, 1.888.724.5748, or online at RoyalGorgeRoute.com.

Mary Hodge Press Release said...

SEN. HODGE STATEMENT ON NEW VA HOSPITAL

DENVER— Today, Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki announced today that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will build a stand-alone replacement hospital for its existing facility in Denver. The new facility will be located on the grounds of the Army's former Fitzsimons hospital in Aurora. The site is located in Senate District 25 and represented by Senator Mary Hodge (D-Adams County ).

In response to the announcement, Senator Mary Hodge issued the following
statement:

“Today’s announcement is great news for veterans and for the people of Colorado. Our military men and women deserve quality care. I am thankful that President Obama’s administration has made building this much-needed facility a priority. In addition, this construction project will allow local contractors to provide jobs for Colorado workers during these difficult economic times. I’m happy to welcome this facility to Colorado Senate District 25.”

Mary Hodge Press Release said...

AG DAY AT THE CAPITOL Senator Hodge takes part in celebration of agriculture industry

DENVER— It’s a yearly tradition during the General Assembly – Colorado Ag Day at the State Capitol. This year, business leaders, rural legislators
and supporters of the agriculture industry gathered on the West Steps to welcome a parade of vintage tractors to signal the start of this year’s event. The State Executive Commitee of Colorado Future Farmers of America
(FFA) also participated in the event.

Senator Mary Hodge (D-Brighton) took part in the festivities and
highlighted the contributions of family farms and the agricultural industry to Colorado’s economy.

“As the daughter of a Colorado wheat farmer, I know firsthand how hard these families work to contribute to our state’s economy,” said Senator Hodge. “It’s a tradition that continues in my family to this day. It's encouraging to see so many young people here today. These young men and women are the future industry leaders who will guide Colorado agriculture
in the years to come and I'm so glad to see them at the Capitol advocating for their communities."